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, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following leader remarks the senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30 this morning. republicans will control the first 30 minutes, majority controlling the second 30 minutes. following morning business we'll resume consideration of s. 3637. the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to that legislation is 10:30 today. at noon there will be up to two roll call votes, first on the motion to waive the budget act if a point of order is raised. if the motion is successful there will be a second roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill. i'm confident there will be additional votes this afternoon on judicial nominations. we'll keep everyone advised as to the time. mr. president, a poll this morning in the "wall street journal" which case it was -- which indicates it was done by the "wall street journ
from new mexico. mr. bingaman: mr. president, i'd ask that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: in 181, in his first inaugural address, president reagan said -- quote -- "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." i came to the senate two years later in 1983 with the firm belief that in most cases his statement was wrong. i believed then and i believe now that the federal government can be a constructive force for good in protecting and maintaining the civil liberties of all americans, in maintaining and strengthening our economy, in he can prosecuting our environment -- in protecting our environment and in helping americans live product tiffed and fulfilling lives. as i luke back over the last -- as i look back over the last 30 years, many of the arguments that have consumed our time here in the senate, whether on questions of spending or taxes or regulation or fiscal policy, those questions have divided between those who saw government as the problem and those who believed that it could an
objection, the gentleman from new mexico is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor one of new mexico's great leaders, new mexico speaker of the house, ben lujan, who passed away tuesday night after his battle with lung cancer. speaker lujan is the speaker of our colleague, congressman ben ray lujan. first elected to the legislature in 1974, ben lujan served as speaker of the house from 2001 until 2012. throughout his tenure in the house, speaker lujan showed he was a champion for working families, a tireless advocate for his constituents and an absolute master of legislative strategy. mr. heinrich: at the beginning of this year when speaker lujan spoke to the legislature as to his battle with cancer, he asked that their time on earth is worthwhile and to, quote, make a difference for the children, our working families and for the elderly. speaker lujan has inspired me and so many new mexicans to do just that. our good thoughts and prayers are with his wife, carmen, with ben ray, and with the rest of the lujan family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
along with my colleague, tom udall of new mexico, to propose reforms that we think are healthy for dialogue and debate and that we would accept in the minority. if we want to block a simple majority vote, we should have the guts to stand up on the floor of the senate, make our case before our colleagues, and before the american people. if we don't have the courage of our convictions to do that, then we should sit down, shut up, and let a majority go ahead and make the decision. >> so i know you've been talking to many of your colleagues. you've been working on this a long time. do you think that you and senator udall have the votes? and in particular, do you think that the leadership, like senator reid, will be with you on this, as opposed to the merging coalition with mccain and levin? >> senator reid will have the votes for whatever package he puts together. certainly, i'm advocating that that include the talking filibuster. that i think that if we take the momentum that's built up over the past two years and squander it in the fashion proposed by some colleagues today, we mi
workers doing those kinds of jobs to be the best they can be. >> host: farmington, new mexico, republican caller. >> caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time. miss sawhill your information is sew outdated it is incredible. if you want to know how much we waste, a guy up in the northwest, won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash and went down to his local food stamp office, told him that he won the money. they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, very minimum, i've worked for government and i worked in the utility inindustry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least, too many people working. at least 40% more people than they need to do the job. it actually incredible. when people say they're cutting budget. they're not cutting darn thing. they're cutting growth in government. congress doesn't vote themselves raises anymore. they get automatic raise unless somebody has the gonads saying wait a minute we don't need to have a raise this year. thin
state and oregon today. >>> violent protests. the inauguration of mexico's new president earlier today. take a look at this. more than 2,500 people took to the streets of mexico city, just a few blocks where the new president was to be sworn in. three protesters were hurt and one student is reportedly in critical condition. demonstrators accusing of using bribery to win the election there. those protests were eventually dispersed and as you can see there, the new president has been sworn in. let's bring in telmundo's jose to talk more about this. how much of this is with the revolutionary party? >> well was in power for 72 years until the year 2000 when they lost their election there. 12 years later they go back in power but this is a new face. he's 46 years old and married to a soap opera star and he's young, energetic and he's sharp and he's media friendly. i think a lot of the people are really upset about the possibility that the old precorruption, not really democratic in nature will come back. but, you know what, craig, a lot of problems in mexico is confronting these next six ye
of capital gains. the capital gains tax will go up 10%. host: john from new mexico. caller: thank you for taking my call. you read my tweet just a little while ago. i want to continue on this theme of the lower capital gains rate. this low capital gains rate is a way the uber rich use to control to give themselves their own tax rate and their own general tax category to there everything in. they can lessen their participation in our democracy. i have investments, too. to only have to pay a 15% rate on that income seems silly to me. i pay normal taxes and normal social security. there is no need to incentivize capital formation these days. host: are you retired? caller: i am still working. host: this is a story from "the wall street journal." host: "families with adult children." how can you take advantage if you're a couple and one spouse earns more than the other? guest: i would not want to delve into that. host: we will move on to jim in north carolina. go ahead, jim. caller: thank you for taking my call. the lowering to the $1 million cap. my wife and i have never made more than $6
: in farmington, new mexico, a republican. smitty. this is if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we recently had a guy in the northwest that won the lottery and took home $800,000 cash and went to his local food stamp office, told them he had won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a very minimum -- and i've worked for government and i've worked in the utility industry, which is almost the same as the government, at least 40% overpaid. too many people working. at least 40% more people than they need to do the job. when these people say they're cutting the budget, they're not cutting a pink. they are cutting the growth in government. if congress does not vote themselves raising any more. they get automatic raises. unless somebody has the go nads to say we need a raise this year. they have not done that since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises and more. host: your response? guest: i don't agree with all of youro fax ofncts. one can find instances of fraud and waste in the government as
. >> host: republican caller. >> caller: this is schmidt e. from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time to get in. you are so outdated is incredible. if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we just recently had a guy in the northwest who won a lottery, took him $800,000 cash and went to his local food stamp office, told them he wanted money and he said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government has a minimum -- and i've worked with the utility industry promotion psalmist famous working for government at least 40%, to many people, then they need to do this job. it's absolutely incredible. they're not cutting a current team. they're cutting the the growth of government. congress doesn't vote themselves raises. they get automatic raises unless somebody has the to stand up and say we don't need to have a raise this year. they haven't done that since they put that into effect. they don't vote anymore. >> host: let's get a response. >> guest: i'm sorry i don't agree with all of your taxpayer. one can find instances of fraud and waste in th
. they can use it to help in their recovery efforts in the most flexible way possible host: new mexico has two air force bases, two national research allowance, and many folks are dependent on federal money for work and assistance programs. for her. -- it will hurt. , democratic caller. caller: explain the logic behind what taxing one of our biggest corporations, which is the religious work -- religious churches and all of that that make $10 trillion a year. and also, how come medicare pays for -- i think it is $1 billion now -- a formula enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. -- for male enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. host: independent caller, go ahead. caller: i would like to bring up the point that you have brought of the federal portion of the moneys and the money does not go -- come out of nowhere. that is the tax dollars, or has been borrowed, were printed. that money is not without cost. i would like to have your opinion on that. thet: you're referring to state's share that has to match the federal dollars, and yes, it has to come from somewhere. we h
this if they can find an 18-year-old to go with them. host: we have a call from debbie from new mexico. caller: i'm on the air? host: go ahead. caller: your comments about the medications making them so sullen. i work in a psychiatric facility for juveniles and you're right they stop being suicide al. but instead they become extremely aggressive. aggressive to the point where the courts petition to get them out of the jail because they can't handle them because they're so aggressive. host: let me clarify. is that after they take anti-depressants? caller: yes they do. i work in a sike facility in albuquerque. and we have killers there. and they stop the depression stops but they become -- because of these anti-depress nths that they take. we have one machine in the whole united states that actually measures seratonin. other than that they're being prescribed like m and ms. they all have a fixation with guns. we do have killers in the facility. and this idea that this is the meds are going to make them sullen, no, your information is correct i'm on the front lines working with these kids and no as
. but some states don't have it. connecticut, maryland, massachusetts, tennessee, new mexico, nevada. bunch of states don't have it. the trend will move back quickly, i predict within six months you'll see those states moving back to the majority of states in the country. but you know, there was an issue and geraldo rivera knows it well, about mental health in this country, about whether the mental health system was abusive or not. it went into disarray, disrepair and dysfunction. a lot of mental hospitals were closed, including in the state of connecticut. there is also a study in the state of connecticut that says only 25% of the children who are diagnoseable with mental illness will receive treatment. that's an astounding number. >> alisyn: it is and tragic. that's a problem. as a legal analyst, do you think that we should be able to involuntarily commit people to mental institutions? >> sure, and we don't do it and we have the composite to do it across the -- capacity to do it. stigma attached to it. parents don't want to do it. they feel guilty. they feel they've let their child down.
is referring to the issue of capital gains. the capital gains tax will go up 10%. host: john from new mexico. caller: thank you for taking my call. you read my tweet just a little while ago. i want to continue on this theme of the lower capital gains rate. this low capital gains rate is a way the uber rich use to control to give themselves their own tax rate and their own general tax category to there everything in. they can lessen their participation in our democracy. i have investments, too. to only have to pay a 15% rate on that income seems silly to me. i pay normal taxes and normal social security. there is no need to incentivize capital formation these days. host: are you retired? caller: i am still working. host: this is a story from "the wall street journal." host: "families with adult children." how can you take advantage if you're a couple and one spouse earns more than the other? guest: i would not want to delve into that. host: we will move on to jim in north carolina. go ahead, jim. caller: thank you for taking my call. the lowering to the $1 million cap. my wife and i have neve
, jeff bingaman, of new mexico, someone who's always brought intellectual rigor, a lawyer's insistence on thoroughness and a real commitment to people. it's been an honor and a pleasure to work with him on the help committee, especially on the affordable care act. i was proud to support him all that he did, particularly in developing and focusing on the health work force for the future. i knew i could count on jeff in the committee and on the floor as one of those men that i refer to as the ga gallahads, where mn of quality always support we women as we sought equality. our initiatives to end discrimination against women in the health care and in the workplace were some of our proudest achievements in working together. i also would like to comment about jon kyl. i've worked across the aisle from jon kyl and i've been seated across the table from him at everything from bible study group to the senate intelligence committee. we studied the words of the bible together to make ourselves better and we worked in our committees to make the world better. we lived through september 11th and the
doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a , there is one planned -- for ace baseboard -- a space port, there is one plant in dubai. -- 1 planned in dubai. there is not one state or affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what day space port would look like. -- what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as a funnel for youth to get into aircraft engineering, because your friends at the faa are trying to lump us then with the uab program. >> not just the faa. they are now in the air force debating how do you give an air medal to a person that lives of drone -- that applies a drone and kills people in more,
. there are new developments now in the botched gun running sting fast and furious. investigators in mexico have reportedly linked a gun found at the site where this mexican beauty queen was killed, and now we are learning another gun recovered at the scene is linked to a former assistant special agent in charge of the atf in phoenix. what is going on here? william la jeunesse linking this together. tell the story, william what is up? >> reporter: it's a little bizarre. investigators want to know if the second man in charge of atf phoenix broke the law and ran guns to mexico. not just weapons that others bought illegally, but a gun that he bought. this story begins the day after thanksgiving when mexican police get in a shootout with the sinaloa cartel. they recover several weapons including a powerful belgian made semi-automatic traced back to the assistant in charge of atf phoenix. police trace a second weapon to the biggest buyer of guns in operation fast and furious. now investigators want to know, is this a coincidence? how does a gun belonging to the guy running the fast and furious invest
weapons are used. >>> in other news this morning, two men from mexico are in custody in southern california, charged with killing a member of the u.s. coast guard. 34-year-old terrell horne was killed sunday. he was on a small inflatable craft like this one approaching a boat suspected of carrying drugs off the california coast. the suspect's boat rammed ho horne's, hitting him in the head, a wound that was ultimately fatal. horne is the father of one. his wife was expecting another. >>> we turn to a horrifying scene here in new york. a man pushed off a subway platform into the path of an oncoming train. the 58-year-old man tried to climb from the tracks. it was too late. the train crushed him to death. moments earlier surveillance video shows a suspect arguing with the victim. police are checking images to hopefully isolate a clearer picture. >>> and a prominent new york city politician asked the secretary hillary clinton as she prepares to step down. michael bloomberg called clinton to encourage her to enter the 2013 race for new york mayor when his term end. "the new york time
happened in a short period of time last month. and now in a news blog posting, mcafee claims he has alluded the police and staged a diversion in mexico police sources in belize believe he is right there in that country. mcafee has a history of making all kinds of wild claims. there is really no way to know whether he is telling the truth. president obama today warning syria it would be totally unacceptable for that regime to use chemical weapons to kill its own people. we will look at what the u.s. could actually do and the warning that comes with it if syria crosses that line. a live report coming up. plus, one month after former presidential candidate mitt romney lost the election, word he just scored himself a new job. and do you watch that show true blood? well, folks from the town where it is filmed have had to evacuate. not because of vampires, on the run. didn't do something stupid. how about six million pounds of explosives that are very real? [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends an
to actually stay together. congratulations to mario lopez and his new bride. he married his long-time girlfriend, courtney, in mexico. they have a two-year-old daughter. and i think they have a dog, too. brian? >> brian: thanks. the president wants congress to raise taxes on the rich and he's using the middle class to help make his point? >> if congress does nothing, every family will see their income taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. that's middle class family of four will see their income taxes rise by $2,200. >> brian: is that the strategy threatening tax hikes for everyone in order to get what he wants? i thought he was supposed to be in negotiation? michael goodwin is a columnist for the "new york post." you were flabbergasted, to use john boehner's words, about his approach? >> everybody knows that we have this terrible problem with the debt and the deficit, the entitlement issues and the president doesn't want to address them. he simply wants congress to give him the power to raise taxes now on the top 2% of income and put off entitlement reform and
from mexico city. but it's a good news story. i love the story. the only problem is this. the wages now that the workers -- and kudos to the workers because they've made deals and it's been painful for the workers, that the costs -- this is terrible. the cost now of manufacturing and i.t. in america in places like detroit all in is now lower than mumbai. and it's a good thing that the jobs are coming back. the problem is that while the jobs are back, the pay isn't. wages are much lower than they used to be. it's tough. >> that is bad news. we'll still take the jobs and hope that higher paying jobs will dpr will grow up around that. >> reporter: the best help is a good paying job. >> brian sullivan, thank you very much. up news "saturday night live" gives us the real reason president obama agreed to negotiate with speaker boehner. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth
dropped a little bit. but all that warm air still surging up from the gulf of mexico all the way up the eastern sea board. there is some rain out there. we did show you the new york city shot. i have other spots too, and notice this morning, it's still very warm out there, new orleans, starleting your morning at 70. the green on the map shows the rain there, it moves to new york city, it'll be over with in about an hour from now. also on the cold front, some rain moving through st. louis. eventually here shortly, detroit to indianapolis, columbus, louisville, lexington, and all the way down there toward nashville a little later today. also, wet weather continues to push through the northwest, but not as bad as those big storms this past weekend. your forecast, the east coast, one more incredibly warm day, washington, d.c., if we get enough sunshine, you could head up into the mid-70s today, record highs, many spots from washington, d.c. all the way down through the southeast. enjoy it while it lasts. looks like we're going to cool off slowly over the next couple of days. a story of
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